the joys of weather

The winter rains have begun and I’m spending more time inside. In a way it’s nice. I get to do indoor stuff—like sewing, knitting, organizing, writing, or reading. But I miss being outdoors, and unfortunately (or fortunately) I still have gardening to finish. Connecting with the natural environment is vital to my wellbeing. Today I had to finish weeding by my front door so I could put down a layer of compost. Rain showers swept through the area from time to time, but I kept going, putting on a poncho when the rain got too heavy. I think nature teaches me to go with the flow, accept what is, let go of trying to control; because with nature, I can do nothing to control or change it anyway. Why not appreciate it for what it is?

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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